A labourer was charged with the murder of 29-year-old Ian Johnson, otherwise called ‘Chinie Man’, of Prospect district in Westmoreland following an incident in the parish on Friday, June 16.

He is 45-year-old Churt Fletcher of Burnt Savannah, Westmoreland.

The police say about 12:30 in the morning, an argument developed between the men while they were at a bar in the Stand Pipe community.

During the confrontation, Johnson allegedly used his hand to hit Fletcher in the face and Fletcher left.

He later returned to the establishment with a machete, which he used to chop Johnson all over his body.

Residents rescued Johnson and captured Fletcher and alerted the police.

On their arrival, Johnson was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Fletcher was subsequently charged, and his court date is being finalised.

Meanwhile, the St. Andrew North police seized one Glock 9mm pistol with 18 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation in Cassava Piece Road, Kingston 8, on Friday.

The Constant Spring Police say about 7:30 in the morning, lawmen were in the area when a premises was searched and during the search, the firearm, fifteen 9mm rounds and three .45 rounds of ammunition were seen hidden under stones at the back of the premises.

There are no reports of an arrest in the matter.